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The Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division is conducting a performance audit of the use of statewide summative assessments, with a focus on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. They are conducting a survey of parents to find out whether Smarter Balanced testing impacts you and your family. Your responses will help them make recommendations on how to make improvements in the system. Please help by filling out this survey. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to fill out. The … read more

To prepare for the 2016 Oregon PTA Conference and Convention, please share these materials with your PTA members and officers: 2016_SLATE of Nominees 2016 TES Information 2016 Proposed Bylaw Amendments 2016 Heads or Tails Flyer 2016 Conference Rules 2016 Conference and Convention Information 2016 Candidate Information 2016-2018 Legislative Platform

This past weekend I had the pleasure of continuing the long standing partnership between Oregon PTA and the Oregon School Boards Association by bringing greetings to their Sunday breakfast. As my words were well received I’ve decided to share them with you here. Good Morning! Let me start the day by saying thank you. Thank you for your long standing partnership with Oregon PTA. Thank you for your commitment to public education. Thank you for the time you spend in … read more

The 2015 Session of the Oregon Legislature ended July 6 and many significant education bills passed.  At the Federal level, your help is needed to contact Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley about ESEA reauthorization.   Following are highlights. Oregon.  Education funding Although Oregon PTA and our education partners estimated $7.5B was needed to maintain current service levels, $7.25B was signed into law in April (HB 5017A). A positive revenue forecast added another $105M, and increases from state land … read more

A 28 member work group from the Oregon Education Association, Oregon Education Investment Board, and Oregon Department of Education collaborated on a white paper with 12 proposed recommendations to change Oregon’s assessments.  The proposals call for a more balanced approach to assessments, including classroom based and interim assessments to guide teaching.   OEA President Hanna Vaandering made a presentation to the Oregon PTA Board in February, and the Board is optimistic about the proposals.  You can view copies of the report … read more


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